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On this day in football history

  • 1925 Liverpool signed Gordon Hodgson who had been a centre-forward with the South African tourists earlier in the year. He became a Kop idol. 1930-31 was probably his finest season when he not only set the club scoring record with 36 goals but played for England in all three home internationals. His club record stood until 1962 when Roger Hunt scored 41 Second Division goals. He spent ten years at Anfield scoring 223 goals in 358 League matches before he was signed by Aston villa in a vain bid to avoid relegation.
  • 1934 Jack Palethorpe, Preston North End centre-forward, signed for Sheffield Wednesday. He developed something of a reputation of being a talisman for success. He was with Stoke when they won the Second Division championship in 1933, Preston North End when they were promoted to the First Division in 1934 and in 1935 he helped Wednesday to win the FA Cup. There, however, his luck ran out. In 1935-36 he was signed by Aston Villa but they were relegated at the end of the season.
  • 1935 Ted Drake, Arsenal centre-forward, scored all seven of his side's goals against Aston Villa at Villa Park while Jack Palethorpe scored Villa's only reply. This equalled the feat of James Ross Jnr. who reputedly scored all seven for Preston North End against Stoke City in 1888. These are still considered to be the individual records for the First Division.
  • 1963 Jimmy Greaves scored his 200th goal in League football playing for Tottenham Hotspur at Bolton Wanderers. He was exactly the same age as Billy Dean was when he reached this milestone: 23 years and 290 days. Furthermore both were in their seventh season in the game and both had had a short period out of it; Dean due to injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident and Greaves as a result of his venture into Italian football. All Greaves's goals were scored in the First Division but 27 of Dean's were scored for Tranmere Rovers in the Third Division North and the last nine were scored in the Second Division.
  • 1979 England and Liverpool star Michael Owen born in Chester.
  • 1985 English League fixtures produce 14 red cards a record for any one day.
  • 1986 Bradford City re-open valley parade 19 months after the disaster which claimed 56 lives.
  • 1994 Vinnie Jones makes his Welsh debut against Bulgaria in the European Championships. Wales lose 3-0.